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Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country.  It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service. Each entry includes a description of program offerings in the schools' own words. Governing U’s unique map interface also allows you to see the national landscape for public service grad programs and select schools for a closer look by geography


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  • University of Chicago
  • harrisschool.uchicago.edu/
  • Description

    As one of six professional schools at the University of Chicago, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies is part of a world-class intellectual community that continues the University's tradition of scholarship intended to address real world problems.

    Public policy affects anyone who drives a car, goes to school, seeks medical attention, pays taxes, has children, grows old, or even breathes. And graduates of the Harris School walk away equipped to make an impact, whatever the problem, wherever the location.

    The Harris School at a Glance:
        * First degrees awarded: 1977
        * Renamed: 1990
        * Dean: Colm O'Muircheartaigh
        * Enrollment: 307
        * Countries represented: 25
        * Faculty: 28 plus emeritus, adjunct, and visiting
        * Alumni: 2067 worldwide
        * Research centers: 7 plus many affiliated
        * Degrees granted: 13

    Our Mission is to understand and influence public policies by conducting policy-relevant research and preparing talented individuals to become leaders and agents of social change. To serve as a liaison between the academy's research on public policy questions and practitioners in the field




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